De Blasio’s ‘fiscal savings’ a loss to taxpayers, a gift to teachers union

That was fast. Last Thursday, Mayor de Blasio ­informed the United Federation of Teachers that the city couldn’t afford a $900 million bonus for union members. It took 24 hours for the union to knock this threat down — and wring a better deal from out-of-work taxpayers.

The state must step in.

How did New York City end up on the hook for a near-billion-dollar payment during the worst fiscal crisis ever?

You can thank de Blasio. In Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s final term, the global economy melted down — and Bloomberg told teachers that if they wanted raises, they would have to pay for them through work-rule or benefits changes.

The teachers waited Bloomberg out, and de Blasio delivered in his first six months. He offered a contract that included $3.6 billion in back pay.

Only problem: The city didn’t have $3.6 billion. The “thinking”: The city would surely have

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Chrissy Teigen’s pregnancy loss post helping women with same struggles

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In a series of heart-wrenching photos, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend share the loss of their third child, Jack.

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When Chrissy Teigen shared on social media Wednesday that she and John Legend suffered a pregnancy loss, more than 7 million people responded on Instagram. In replies, stars and fans alike shared their condolences and echoed Teigen’s heartbreak, but some also used the comments section of her post to grieve their own losses and share their stories with the woman they feel they’ve come to know and relate to.

“It’s one of the most horrendous experiences a human being can go through … The grieving and the sadness is unmeasurable,” echoes Dr. Janelle Luk, Medical Director of Generation Next Fertility in New York City and a former OB-GYN. 

“Not many people want to talk about loss. It’s amazing for someone with (Teigen’s) status to talk about, ‘Hey, it

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Rebel Wilson Is Having ‘Even More Fun With Fashion’ Thanks to Her Weight Loss Journey: Source



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Rebel Wilson remains committed to her healthy new lifestyle.

As the Pitch Perfect actress, 40, has been closing in on her goal weight during her “year of health,” she’s been taking advantage of experimenting with her style in a whole new way.

A source tells PEOPLE: “Her health journey has made fashion even more fun for her and she loves trying new things and new designers and being adventurous.”

Wilson did just that when she made her red carpet debut with boyfriend Jacob Busch in September, wearing a gorgeous metallic, off-the-shoulder gown from the Rene Ruiz Collection by Luis Escudero. She let the multi-colored dress, which featured a sheer overlay and a high waistline, be the star of her ensemble by pairing it with minimal accessories and soft, side-swept curls.



Rebel Wilson et al. posing for a picture: The actress is experimenting with new silhouettes, styles and designers as she continues on her "year of health"


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The actress is experimenting with new silhouettes, styles and

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